The Federal Communications Commission, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection(s), as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Public Law 104-13. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act that does not display a valid control number. Comments are requested concerning (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Written Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) comments should be submitted on or before November 7, 2005. If you anticipate that you will be submitting comments, but find it difficult to do so within the period of time allowed by this notice, you should advise the contact listed below as soon as possible.
You may submit your Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) comments by email or U.S. postal mail. To submit your comments by e-mail send them to: PRA@fcc.gov. To submit your comments by U.S. mail, mark it to the attention of Judith B. Herman, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street, SW., Room 1-C804, Washington, DC 20554.Start Further Info
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OMB Control No.: 3060-1008.
Title: Reallocation and Service Rules for the 698-746 MHz Band (Television Channels 52-59).
Form No.: N/A.
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Respondents: Business or other for-profit and state, local or tribal government.
Number of Respondents: 715.
Estimated Time Per Response: .50 hours.
Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement, recordkeeping requirement and third party disclosure requirement.
Total Annual Burden: 358 hours.
Total Annual Cost: N/A.
Privacy Act Impact Assessment: N/A.
Needs and Uses: The Commission adopted allocation and service rules for the 698-746 MHz spectrum band which is being reallocated pursuant to statutory requirements. The Commission took this action to support the development of new services in the lower 700 MHz band, and to protect existing television operations that will occupy the band throughout the transition to digital television.
Section 27.50(c)(5) provides that licensees intending to operate a base or fixed station at a power level greater than 1 kW ERP must provide advanced notice of such operation to the Commission and to licensees authorized in their area of operation. Licensees that must be notified are all licensees authorized under this part to operate a base or fixed station on an adjacent spectrum block at a location within 75 km of the base or fixed station operating at a power level greater than 1 kW ERP. Notices must provide the location and operating parameters of the base or fixed station operating at a power level greater than 1 kW ERP, including the station's ERP, antenna coordinates, antenna height above ground, and vertical antenna pattern, and such notices must be provided at least 90 days prior to the commencement of station operation. The information will be used to aid the Commission in reclaiming and reallocating the lower 700 MHz band currently used for TV channels 52-59 for new commercial services as part of the Commission's transition of TV broadcasting from analog to digital transmission systems, while retaining the existing broadcast allocation. Further, the service rules have been designed to promote the development and rapid deployment of new technologies, products, and services for the benefit of the public; to promote economic opportunity and competition; and to create the efficient and intensive Start Printed Page 53191use of the spectrum by promoting the objectives identified in 47 CFR 309(j).Start Signature
Federal Communications Commission.
Marlene H. Dortch,
[FR Doc. 05-17797 Filed 9-6-05; 8:45 am]
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